Third String Productions presents
Mac Sabbath - American Cheese Tour 2019
Okilly Dokilly, Playboy Manbaby
18307 Egret Bay Blvd
Houston, TX, 77058
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
It was the Year of Our Lord 2013, and I was devouring a cheeseburger in a Chatsworth, CA franchise of a certain multinational fast food conglomerate which shall remain nameless. A crazed skull face painted, dirt-bag, clown sat down beside me. This Skeletor reject of Uriah Heap introduced himself as Ronald Osborne and was familiar with my work. I was informed that Ronald, Slayer Mac Cheeze, Grimalice, and the Cat Burglar, were performing secret rock shows in the bunker-like basements of the local restaurants. But the time had come, he said, to bring drive-thru metal up from the “underground,” and he asked if I would consider becoming the manager. BAM! Abruptly we were thrown to the sidewalk. (Apparently the daytime manager was not informed of this activity) I looked over at Ronald, watched him brush off the sodium chloride and GMO remnants of my UN happy meal.
Before I knew it, I was in a burger stand bomb shelter, witnessing Black Sabbath music, hilarious fast food lyrics, smoldering clown heads with laser eyes, a giant purple gumdrop bass player, and Tony Iommi with a giant cheeseburger head. I was confused, amazed and can’t ever remember feeling so………happy!
"McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath band is creepy." - Fox News
"There is a McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath cover band called Mac Sabbath and it is very, very real. This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" for a "Pair-a-buns" or "Iron Man" for a "Frying Pan," these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot 'n' ready just for you." - MTV.com
"Every once in awhile, a new weird band comes along with a concept that is so completely fucking brilliant, you can't believe no one else thought of it sooner. That was the reaction we first had when a friend of ours here in L.A. invited us to see a McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath cover band called…wait for it…Mac Sabbath! Genius, right?
It was so genius that we were sure they must suck…no idea could be that clever and well-executed. Turns out we needn't have worried. You're in good, puffy clown hands with Mac Sabbath…those hands belonging to one Mike Odd, the same twisted visionary behind another of our favorite weird local bands, Rosemary's Billygoat. (Officially, Mike Odd is just Mac Sabbath's manager. But let's just say that must be Mike's brother under the "Ronald Osbourne" makeup, because the resemblance is uncanny.)
We were apparently fortunate enough, by pure dumb luck, to attend Mac Sabbath's first-ever live performance (blurry photographic evidence below) back in July and it was fucking amazing. Hamburglar came out first, tossing hamburgers at the audience as he took his place behind the drum kit. Then came the guitar player, Mayor Slayer McCheese, horns protruding from his cheeseburger mouth like he just ate a whole steer. Then came Grimace, and of COURSE Grimace plays the fucking bass. Most bass players have a little Grimace in them. If you painted my high school garage band's bass player purple, he'd basically be Grimace with slightly more hair.
Ronald Mc…sorry, Osbourne, came out sporting red and yellow fringed sleeves and took up position behind a mic stand shaped like a giant milkshake straw. The band launched into "Sweet Beef" and the rewritten Sabbath songs just got more ridiculous from there: "Frying Pan" instead of "Iron Man," "Pair-a-buns" instead of "Paranoid," you get the idea. I'm pretty sure "Rat Salad" is still just "Rat Salad," though.
The highlight came when Ronald reached into his takeout bag, pulled out a hamburger with bat wings, and took a massive bite out of it. Or maybe the highlight was when he started using a giant straw to sneak slurps of audience members' drinks. Or maybe the highlight was just watching Grimace play the bass. Seriously, I could not get over that part... Supersize me, Mac Sabbath!." - WeirdestBandInTheWorld.com
American heavy metal band from Phoenix, Arizona. They describe themselves as "the world's only Nedal band" and their lyrics are comprised mostly of quotes by the fictional Simpsons character Ned Flanders.
Vocals - Head Ned
Guitar - Shred Ned
Bass - Bed Ned
Drums - Dread Ned
Synth - Zed Ned
Guitar - Stead Ned
Bass - Thread Ned, Dead Ned (touring), Cred Ned (touring)
Drums - Bled Ned
Synth - Red Ned
Playboy Manbaby is Phoenix Arizona’s PREMIERE Playboy Manbaby tribute band. Playing the greatest Playboy Manbaby hits from yesterday and today! But don’t take our word for it, Debra from Fountain Hills says Playboy Manbaby is “pretty good.” We promise to beat the price of any other Playboy Manbaby tribute band on the market. Available for weddings, bar and bot mitvahs, corporate mixers and funerals.
$15 ADV / $20 DAY OF SHOW